Legend Has It… Saturday, Oct. 2 | 9pm

by Maggie Molloy

Some stories grow bigger and bolder the more times they’re told—until they turn into legends…

On this Saturday’s episode of Second Inversion: the stuff of legends! We’ll hear new music inspired by ancient myths, fables, and folklore. Gather ’round the fire and tune in for epic tales from the Silk Road, the Andes Mountains, and the cliffs of Ireland.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, Oct. 2 at 9pm PT.

The Butterfly Effect: Saturday, Sept. 25 | 9pm

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by Maggie Molloy

Tomoko Mukaiyama is among the featured artists in this week’s episode. Photo by Shinji Otani.

The meteorologist Edward Lorenz once said that a butterfly flapping its wings in Brazil could ultimately cause a tornado in Texas. The smallest change can lead to chaos. A simple, whimsical little insect can transform our lives in ways we never expected.

This Saturday on Second Inversion: The Butterfly Effect. We’ll take wing with some big music inspired by these delicate little creatures. From evenings at a butterfly greenhouse to afternoons spent studying the different species, we’ll get lost in the bold colors and dazzling transformations of butterflies.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 9pm PT.

Music of Mother Nature: Saturday, Sept. 18 | 9pm

by Maggie Molloy

Photo by Erin Anderson.

From ocean to desert, forest to tundra, composers have always found music in nature. The rhythm of waves, the rustling of leaves, the song of the mountain—or the colors of the wind.

On this Saturday’s episode of Second Inversion: Music of Mother Nature. From the pulse of the Amazon River to the lava fields of Iceland, a duet with the desert—and even some music made from living plants. Plus, field recordings from the Pacific Crest Trail!

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, Sept. 18 at 9pm PT.

Simple Gifts: Saturday, Sept. 11 | 9pm

by Maggie Molloy

The ensemble yMusic is featured in this week’s episode. Photo by Graham Tolbert.

Classical music doesn’t always have to be so complicated.

There is beauty in simplicity—and there is music, too, if you slow down to listen! This Saturday on Second Inversion: Simple Gifts. From dainty macaroons to afternoons spent at the piano, we’ll hear music inspired by life’s simple pleasures. Join us as we take a moment to appreciate the little things.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 9pm PT.

Luck of the Irish: Saturday, Sept. 4 | 9pm

by Maggie Molloy

Derrynane Abbey in Ireland. Photo by Marcus Rahm.

“The older the fiddle, the sweeter the tune,” as they say in Ireland. Well, the age-old folk music of the Emerald Isle is still inspiring new composers today.

This Saturday on Second Inversion: luck of the Irish. We’ll hear music from the rolling hills and ramshackle pubs of Ireland. Pour yourself a pint and join us as we toast the Emerald Isle, with music inspired by the sounds, spirit, and folklore of Ireland.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, September 4 at 9pm PT.